The RedHouse is online!
We’ve got plants, we’ve got greenhouse and we are connected. Using the particle photon and some very simple code, I can monitor the status of the redhouse from anywhere with internet connection. I’ve been testing it for the past week and it’s been working well.
The biggest problem is unreliable wifi in the greenhouse, but that isn’t a killer problem. I was still able to turn on the watering system while I was on vacation for a couple days.
There is still a lot of work to do, but we are far enough along to grow some serious plants.
Update (Sept 23): Wifi problem solved in software. Connection is great now. I added a huge external antenna, but it’s completely unnecessary.